Data Center Energy Efficiency: Electrical Systems  

Education Type: 
1 Hour


AIA Learning Units: 
1 LU | HSW
0.10 CEU

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Executive Order 13693 established aggressive goals for data center energy use. This course will
present best practices on energy efficiency in data centers.

This eTraining will go in depth on the energy savings opportunities within the electrical system of the data center. This course will focus on efficient components and configurations of data centers, power conversions energy loss, and redundancy requirements for increased efficiency.


Dale Sartor, Department Head, Building Applications Team, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

Dale Sartor heads the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Building Technologies Applications Team, which assists with the transfer of new and underutilized technology. He has over 35 years of professional experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy applications, including 10 years as a principal of an architecture and engineering company and 7 years as the head of LBNL's In-House Energy Management Program.

He oversees the Federal Energy Management Program's Center of Expertise for Data Centers. Dale has an AB in architecture and a master's degree in business administration. He is a licensed mechanical engineer and a licensed general building contractor.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will learn to:

  • Identify highly efficient components;
  • Identify highly efficient configurations;
  • Optimize systems to reduce power conversion energy loss; and
  • Examine redundancy requirements for IT loads.
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